Decorating for the holidays is a fun way to display collections. I have been collecting holiday decorations for over 20 years. Although my tastes have changed through the years, I find that you can’t go wrong with vintage and traditional decorations. There are always ways to update — especially by adding some inexpensive items or new color(s) from places like Target, HomeGoods, Tuesday Morning or Marshal’s. I have collections of vintage Santas, snowmen, mercury ornaments, Easter bunnies, hand painted eggs, Valentine/heart ornaments, and Halloween ghosts & goblins — to name a few.
I love to create vignettes that showcase my collections. Fireplace mantels, entry tables, bookcase shelves, occasional tables and buffets all make wonderful places to create your holiday vignettes.
I have a small collection of Nicol Sayre bunnies … several of which I found at places like TJMaxx and Marshal’s. Roger’s Gardens always has beautiful displays of Nicol Sayre folk art for Christmas, Easter and Halloween.
I found the hand painted eggs at Roger’s Garden’s many years ago.
I generally use the “odd number” rule of thumb when displaying items. At times, I like to create vignettes using a monochromatic theme. Have fun with your own creations!
I started pulling out my Easter decorations this week. I always look forward to decorating for Spring and the Easter holiday! As you will see, I am a big fan of apothecary jars and use them for most holidays. This year, I was inspired by the cherry blossom branches in the Spring Pottery Barn catalog. I picked up a few branches at Shinoda’s Design Center and had everything else in my boxes of Easter decorations.
The vintage Easter postcards are from the Irvine Flea Market many years ago. The oldest postcard is from 1909.
Stay tuned … I will share more ideas and inspiration for Easter decorating in the next few days…